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Sociology 1001 Final Exam Review the information needed from the first half of term premidterm is solely from lecturesSociology is an elastic disciplineSociology WhatHow What Sociology is the study of the social and enabling and constraining influence How Sociological PerspectiveWhile acknowledging that each individual is unique scoiologists recognize that society acts differently on various categories of people say children compared to adults men vs women the rich as opposed to the poor We think sociologically and we hold the sociological perspective when we realize how the general categories into which we happen to fall shape our particular life experiences EXAMPLE we would hold the sociological perspective when we understand how being poor an a woman affects and shapes our life The sociological perspective stresses the social contexts in which people live and how these contexts influence their lives At the core of the perspective is the sociological imagination C Wright Mills 1959 Sociological ImaginationThe sociological imagination is a sociological visiona way of looking at the world that allows links between the apparently private problems of the individual and important social issues At the centre of the sociological perspective is the question of how people are influenced by their societythe group of people with whom they share a culture and a territory The Socialthose elements that constitute the social affect ouropinions values beliefs knowledge habits tastes desires dreams Why sociologyThe ability to view out own society as an outsider rather than only from the perspective of personal experiences and cultural biases It involes critical thinking and questioning what otherwise may simply be taken for granted or assumed to be natural Sociology is an empowering tool It allows us to look beyong a limited understanding of human behaviour to see the world and its people in a new way and through a broader lens than we mught otherwise useThe Compass The Lenses and the Snowflake Week 2 Foundations of Sociology Sociology and common senseSocial structure micromacro Relationship between theory research and values 2 slides from first week Four major theoretical traditionsperspectives functionalist symbolic interactionist conflict feminist Approaching theory slides dedicated to it at some pointWeek 3 Practice of Sociology Foundation of social science and dialectics of social researchWhat are the 4 dialectics and how can you identify them Role of experience
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